Last night I went to see Sarah Silverman perform for a sold-out crowd of 2,700 people. Her show was funny and pushed the boundaries, as expected. However, due to recent events, I had to overcome my fear in order to go to the show. On February 1, Silverman ill-advisedly reacted to the news from Washington with … Continue reading Seeing Sarah Silverman
My Younger Son refers to my OOA as "Armitage Shanks".... as in, "What are you watching? Oh, Armitage Shanks again?" Apparently, he finds this endlessly funny! So, let's explore the possible definitions of "Armitage Shanks": Armatage Shanks (sic) - The Song: My Family are big Green Day fans, owning all the albums and being represented at … Continue reading Armitage Shanks – 4 Definitions
The last book I read in 2016 was Scrappy Little Nobody, Anna Kendrick's funny and well-told collection of anecdotes from her life so far. It was so much fun that I finished it during the holidays in just over 24 hours! It's also available as an audiobook, so I may just buy it when I finish re-listening to Sylvester. (If … Continue reading Scrappy Little Nobody
The arena cleared out gradually, leaving only the woman still waiting. As she watched the Zamboni go around the rink, she noticed that the driver (who wore a padded black leather jacket) sat tall in the seat, almost as if he were on a horse. The man turned his head to look over at her … Continue reading Rinkside Imagining
A few years ago, I wrote a piece for our Wellness Newsletter at work, which I wanted to share with you now. I was reminded of this earlier article after reading Heather Parish's latest blog post on "Stress and Fangirling" here. While my mini-vacation specifics have changed a bit since I wrote the article, my methods have … Continue reading Taking a mini-vacation… Stress relief without travel!
So, the other night my Hubby was watching TV, when he paused the show to listen to something I was saying. But the image he paused on grabbed my attention. Who does this remind you of? Now I know that my Hubby would not be watching MI-5 (Spooks). … Continue reading Who Does This Remind You Of?
I am a big fan of celebrity biographies -- or better yet, autobiographies. I like to try to get inside the head of a favourite musician or actor. But what if the book reveals a dealbreaker (supporting Trump maybe?) or shares TMI (too much information)? Or in the best case, it may corroborate your good … Continue reading Dealbreakers, TMI, and Corroboration